Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s clever ideas and novel innovations for 2016.

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Industry Research | August 25, 2016 | Rider Levett Bucknall Blog | Cathy Sewell

A trusted advisor acts as a guiding partner over the full course of a professional relationship.

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Codes and Standards | August 25, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Multifamily Green Advantage targets existing buildings.

Fire-Rated Products | August 25, 2016 | Bill O'Keeffe |

Choosing the correct and code approved fire rated glazing product can be confusing, this FAQ can help.

The new Stargate charter school in Thornton, Colo., is part of a 70-acre mixed-used development. Image: Courtesy of Stargate School

Education Facility | August 24, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

At full build-out, Stargate School will serve 1,600 K-12 students.

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Codes | August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The recent floods and wildfires in Alberta are being cited as proof.

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Legislation | August 24, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The company used two minority firms as fronts in a nearly $1 billion scheme.

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Sanya Fuwai Center, on the island of Hainan, China, is the subject of a rigorous research study by a design team from GBBN Architects. The project’s site plan is shown below. Photo courtesy of GBBN architects.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

In a new research paper, three healthcare specialists present factors that contribute to a psychological state that i...

The LEED Gold-certified Environmental Science and Chemistry Building at the University of Toronto Scarborough is among 44 sustainable projects included in Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics visual database of energy models. Among its sustainable design features are earth tubes that draw fresh air through cylindrical intake shafts to be warmed or cooled (depending on the season) below ground before entering the HVAC system. Photo: Michael Muraz.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Diamond Schmitt Architects’ ecoMetrics tool allows its designers to quickly analyze solutions based on models from 44...

Clark Construction crew members install an Edge Guard infection control panel at Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital. The system is reusable and integrates ICRA barrier requirements, including pressure monitoring, notices, security, and filtration. Photo courtesy of Clark Construction.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Clark Construction Group pilots the Edge Guard system on the Fair Oaks (Va.) Hospital reconstruction project.

The two-story, 44,000-sf Central Middle School in San Carlos, Calif., is the first school to be constructed using Folia, a K-12 concept that leans on pre-engineering to provide greater design flexibility and customization, as well as quicker delivery (in under a year) and lower overall costs than traditional building methods. The concept is the brainchild of Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Blach Construction, and structural engineer Gregory P. Luth and Associates. The firms have been refining the system for five years. Image: Tomasz Biernacki, Pechara Studio.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Folia system uses pre-engineered components to deliver school buildings at 20% less cost. 

While it’s been building a new 4,500-sf emergency department, Grove Hill (Ala.) Memorial Hospital has continued to offer emergency medical services via MED-1, a mobile hospital unit provided by Carolina HealthCare Systems. The seven-month installation is the longest a MED-1 has been deployed in the field and one of the first where its infrastructure—water, electricity, etc.—has been set up as if the mobile unit were a permanent structure. Photo: Brian Hale courtesy of Robins & Morton.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The MED-1 Mobile Hospital Unit serves as a lower-cost solution during construction of new ED.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

The CoffeeBoxx is lightweight rust proof, dust proof, water resistant, and ultra durable.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Barista, Editorial Director

Colorburst panels are available in four stock options—Robin Egg Blue, Viridian Green, Haute Pink, and Cascade White—a...

CallisonRTKL’s Pablo La Roche says that Xylem pods are suitable for tropical cities like Brasilia, Kuala Lumpur, Miami, and Lagos, Nigeria. The pods can be customized with aluminum, wood, and other materials. The first prototype is scheduled to be tested this month. Photo courtesy of CallisonRTKL.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Michael Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Xylem concept by CallisonRTKL regulates outdoor thermal comfort through shading, air movement, water circulation,...

Set to be completed in late 2017, Alamance Community College’s Advanced Applied Technology Center, located in Graham, N.C., is one of the projects that Little’s Center for Building Performance helped to win for the firm. Photo courtesy of Little.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Created through funding from Little’s LaceUp program, the Center for Building Performance has helped the design firm...

Lissette Méndez-Boyer (left) and Natalya Shimanovskaya work on their FABRICation project at Beyer Blinder Belle’s New York office.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

The firm’s R&D initiative inspires its designers to develop ideas that could positively disrupt the practice.

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Clinical staff at the Mercy Virtual Care Center, Chesterfield, Mo., check in with a remote patient. As of May, the center was serving 80 patients. Photo courtesy of Mercy.

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | Robert Cassidy, Executive Editor

Mercy’s new high-tech medical center equips its medical professionals to deliver care at the bedside of patients anyw...

Great Solutions | August 23, 2016 | BD+C Staff

A roll-up emergency department, next-gen telemedicine center, and biophilic cooling pods are among the AEC industry’s...

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High-rise Construction | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

In 2005, the Turning Toroso, designed by Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, was completed, making it the...

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Codes and Standards | August 22, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Industry leaders offer how procurement system could be improved.

Coatings | August 22, 2016 | Jeff Alexander |

“Color is defined by two things: the chemistry of a pigment and the type of light that shines on it,” explains Mike C...

Tianmen Mountain cable cars and Tongtian Avenue. Photo: Huangdan2060, Wikimedia Public Domain.

Glass and Glazing | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Acrophobics beware: China’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park just got a little bit (or a lot) more terrifying.

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Arlington |

The pros and cons of a rolling sheet door

August 22, 2016 | Bryan Arlington |

Metal building standard for contractors and erectors.

Construction on the Hangzhou stadium by NBBJ

BIM and Information Technology | August 22, 2016 | Nathan Miller |

Building professionals are often put in a situation where solving problems with the ‘best tool for the job’ comes at...

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Sports and Recreational Facilities | August 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The man made hills are the latest attraction to open on the island that has been under development since 2006.

Building Materials | August 22, 2016 | Mark Halverson |

Temporary Expansion Joints in Large Structures

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Legislation | August 19, 2016 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

An assembly committee heard testimony on deadly balcony collapse that occurred last year.

The $24 million renovation of the historic Van Antwerp building in Mobile, Ala., involved working on a tight urban site and reconstituting the building for corporate and mixed-use tenants. Renovations included an 11-story addition, a new parking deck, and completely new interiors. The Building Team consisted of Goodwyn |Mills| Cawood (architect and designer), Doster Construction (GC), and Thompson Engineering (engineer). Photo: Mason Fischer Photography

2016 Giants Report | August 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Reconstruction is always a balancing act between the client’s pro forma and what the building needs to be vibrant aga...

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